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Testimonials

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“PDC’S skillful listening and clarifying helped define the process into something custom made for the Center… people learn to listen to others when they know that they are really respected and heard… This experience stays with people and the effect has rippled through our community.” –Diane Snow Senior Center Director, Cupertino, California Cupertino Community Project […]

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San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, Skyline College, Fielding University, Kansas State University

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The PDC is dedicated to training students in dialogue, deliberation, and facilitation skills in classes and workshops at various educational institutions where we work. Students who are trained in these skill sets then facilitate campus and community forums on a variety of issues including diversity appreciation, student success and college completion, environmental sustainability, food security, […]

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City of San Carlos Transit Village

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The PDC worked with the City of San Carlos and three stakeholder groups to design and facilitate a series of meetings about a proposed, multi-use transit village in the City. In addition to the City, stakeholders included the developer (Legacy Partners), the public agency landowner (samTrans), and the members of a neighborhood association most effected […]

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Community Workshop City of Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan

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September 2013 – present. PDC is working with Perkins + Will, a global architecture and design firm, to assist the City of Cupertino in gathering community input to inform a Civic Center Master Plan with parking options. This three phase, year long project includes working with a group of stakeholders, interviewing community members, designing and […]

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Milpitas Chamber of Commerce Focus Group and Interviews

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May 15th – 22nd, 2014

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Cupertino Civic Center Master Plan Stakeholder Meeting

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May 14th 2014

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Skyline College Diversity Dialogues and Tim Wise Lecture

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April 15th – 24th, 2014

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Skyline College Engage Facilitation Training & Campus Forum

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April 15th – 24th, 2014

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Community Interviews Cupertino Civic Center Earth Day Event

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April 5th, 2014

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City of Thousand Oaks Visioning Program Preparation and Facilitation Training

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March 24th – April 4th, 2014 PDC developed and delivered a customized training package to help prepare the City of Thousand Oaks staff and City Council members to lead community engagement efforts throughout a six month Visioning Program. The training involved a facilitation workshop for City staff and select community leaders, as well as a […]

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